The Thin Commandments Diet

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Book review of The Thin Commandments Diet -- The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss, plus free sample Thin Commandments recipes from Dr. Steven Gullo.
I've been fan of Dr. Steven Gullo for years, since reading his earlier book Thin Tastes Better. One line from that book has resonated in my brain all these years: "You've come too far in life to take orders from a cookie."

The line is emblematic of how Dr. Gullo addresses the number one problem facing all dieters - falling off the wagon. Sure there's a sensible diet plan included with this book, but that's not its strength. What makes this book so valuable is the practical advice and doable techniques Gullo gives for dealing with the pitfalls of dieting. You'll learn how not to let a small slip up turn into a disaster, how to stop a binge before it happens, minimize damage if it does, and address the triggers and foods that cause you to be fat. So whether you opt to follow Gullo's eating plan or your own (or some other diet that works for you like Atkins or Weight Watcher, or whatever), I still highly recommend this book as it will help you be successful with any eating regimen you decide to follow.

The techniques are practical and culled from years of Gullo's work helping patients to lose weight and maintain those losses. If you do need a diet plan, there's a healthy plan here emphasizing low fat and healthy carbs with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. For those who have just a few pounds to lose or who are looking to jump start a longer term weight loss plan, a 10-day turbo charge diet will do the trick. Simple eating plans and guidelines make this an easy diet to follow and recipe chapters show you just how simple it is to prepare healthy tasty fare.

Anyone trying to lose weight will benefit from the wisdom on these pages and putting these simple ten techniques into practice will automatically create a slimmer, healthier you. You'll learn how to identify your trigger foods and how to defeat them, which carbs promote weight loss, essential tricks for stretching your calorie budget and the 24 hour secret which will prevent you from ever overeating again.

About the author:
Dr. Stephen Gullo received his doctorate in psychology from Columbia University, and for more than a decade, he was a professor and researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the former chair of the National Obesity and Weight Control Education Program of the American Institute for Life-Threatening Illness at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His first book, Thin Tastes Better, was a national bestseller. He has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, and Barbara Walters and has also made numerous appearances on Today, Good Morning America, and Hard Copy. Dr. Gullo is currently president of the Institute for Health and Weight Sciences' Center for Healthful Living in New York City. He resides in New York City and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sample Recipes
See the Related Recipes section below for sample Thin Commandments Diet recipes from Dr. Steven Gullo.